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MANHOO

Cardiacs

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5 stars Well I'm going to keep this review short. This EP isn't available anywhere. I got it from the Cardiacs forums... and thank god I did. The B sides of Sing To God are absolute musts for the Cardiacs fan- particularly this one. The songs of the B-sides to be honest, are much weirder than the ones on the album. More instrumental... more atmospheric... I can't explain it- just much much different.

The first song "Manhoo" is of the album- so I won't delve into it much. It's an incredible song in every way (Sing To God is my favorite album of all time so don't be surprised when every song there is incredible).

The two songs here that aren't on the LP are varied and wonderfully bizarre. "Spinney" which starts in a fairly simple folky way, has these hilarious and frightening blast beats and noise every once in a while. The blast beats, combined with one of the most beautiful songs Tim ever wrote, make this track special and unforgettable.

The second song, "What Paradise Is Like" is probably one of my top 3 favorite Cardiacs songs. Beautiful pianos- manic transitions to noisy bits, great keyboard sounds. It really must be heard to be understood.

If you're a Cardiacs fan and spot this somewhere... somehow... get this.

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